Motors revved. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" played. There were slipdresses and leather. And tattoo prints. You can see where this is going.
Be thankful if you still have a job: After the hell year that was 2009, a lot of fashion people don't. Many designers were fired, some were hired, and plenty lost their businesses altogether. An overview of the tumult:
- Posh and Becks are in an underwear ad, together! David seems to be deep in thought, perhaps pondering the wisdom of letting Armani give him hair that belongs on a Lego newscaster. Narrate Victoria's inner monologue in the comments! [Telegraph]
- The economic situation has encouraged a measure of conservatism in fashion, but this is extreme. Versace's Fall 2009 ads with Gisele Bundchen in a jewel-toned dress under strong directional light look exactly like Versace's Spring 2009 ads with Gisele Bundchen in a jewel-toned dress under strong directional light. […
- In a stunning revelation that will surprise no-one, Karl Lagerfeld's ex-assistant says the Kaiser is "an unbelievable narcissist." Who "needs an eternity to get ready in the morning." [Blackbook]
We're about halfway through London Fashion Week, and though we're not there in the flesh, some of us are there in spirit. [Meaning, Jennifer. -Ed.]After taking a gander at what's shown so far, we're happy to see that many of our English mates share our desire to embrace a feminized menswear sensibility. (Note the…